Carthamus and Tobacco are cultivated, specially the latter at Meengian.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Kasumba: name of, given to the carthamus and the bixa.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Silk is usually dyed red with cochineal, or carthamus, and sometimes with Brazil wood.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton